Rutgers beats Huskers, 79-62

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Caleb McConnell made all eight of his shots from the field and scored a season-high 20 points starting in place of the injured Geo Baker, and Rutgers beat Nebraska 79-62 on Friday night for its fifth straight win.

Baker, the Scarlet Knights' team leader and No. 2 scorer, is out indefinitely with a left thumb injury. McConnell made his first seven shots, including two 3-pointers, and finished with season highs for points, assists and minutes.

Haanif Cheatham had 16 points to lead Nebraska, which shot 32 percent.